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|The city is among the most fundamental human institutions. Across history, cities have been sites of basic innovation in economic, political and cultural life — centres of trade, seats of empire and the locale of scientific, social and artistic creativity. Cities retain these roles today and are the home of a growing majority of the world’s population who increasingly live in large metropolitan regions of several million people. Often, as in many Canadian cities, these urban regions are marked by complex social diversity, striking contrasts of wealth and poverty and a challenging array of planning and environmental dilemmas.|
|Why choose this program?|
|Get detailed information on degree and program requirements to enter and graduate from this program.|
(This information is to be used in conjunction with the University undergraduate calendar, which in all cases is the final authority).
|Careers:||Architect, Journalist, Municipal Government
Officer, Urban Planner|
|Sample Courses:||Asian Cities in Context; City Lives and City Forms;
Urban Analysis; Urban Field Experience|
|Offered by:||Department of Social Science|
|Program Web site|
|Contact:||For more information, contact the Department of Social Science at 416-736-5054. |
|Other Undergraduate Programs & Certificates you may be interested in|
|Geography & Urban Studies|
|Specialized Honours in Geography|
|Certificate in Urban Studies|
|Find out how to apply.|
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|Why choose an iBA (Internation Bachelor of Arts) with this program?
Urban Studies is one of 11 programs in the Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies in which students can obtain an International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) degree. This degree program reflects York’s commitment to internationalization and requires students to pursue an international language and gain international experience on exchange at one of York University’s partner institutions abroad. Students in the iBA program will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge. An iBA will impress employers with your flexibility, appreciation for diversity and global perspective. Get the added benefit of networking with students from all over the world while you get your degree—gaining contacts that will benefit you in your career.